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Fava Beans with Spanish Sauce

ingredients

serves 4
1 kg (2.2 lb) Fava beans
1 small onion
375 ml brown stock
2-3 sprigs thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 stick (2 oz) 50 g butter
3 tbsp (25 g) flour
1 tsp chopped parsley
1 tsp lemon juice
3/4 cup (90 g) button mushrooms
salt and pepper

method

1. Shell the beans.

2. Skin and chop the onion finely, and put into a saucepan with the stock, thyme, and bay leaf.

3. Bring to the boil, add the beans, and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tender.

4. Drain and reserve the stock but discard the herbs.

5. Meanwhile, clean and slice the mushrooms.

6. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the mushrooms; then remove from the pan with a perforated spoon, and add to the beans when cooked.

7. Stir the flour into the remaining butter and cook for 1 minute, stirring all the time.

8. Draw off the heat and gradually stir in the stock from the beans.

9. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring all the time.

10. Add the beans and mushrooms, the parsley and the lemon juice, and season to taste.

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